Really great event this. On our doorstep. This Monday at 10am.
5 Miles of trails and paths and a bit of an uphill road... but nothing compared to the Punchbowl ;o)
There is also a shorter run for U14s that will suit our junior members.
Patsy I know is going, probably Bob, and there is a chance I might wear my HBAC vest for the first time since August last year... so you don't want to miss that !!
Headley Fun Run.
After the run we can go and see Bob and co at the Charter Fair in the Afternoon.
Hi all. You may be interested to know that we have registered a team together with Waverley Harriers to compete in the Wessex Track and Field League. The League is the biggest in the south of England and provides Track and Field competition for boys and girls aged U13, U15 and U17; there is also a quadkids competition for U11s (min age school year 5). Dates for our fixtures are given below.
26th April at Basingstoke
7th June at Woking
5th July at Woking (Camberley) and
19th July at Andover
As a condition of our entry in this league, we are required to provide a team of officials led by at least one qualified Level 2 Track or Field official; we have told the organisers that we have no Level 2 qualified officials between us but have organised a number of courses at Charterhouse in Godalming for Sunday the 15th March, the course lasts no more than four and a half hours and the cost will be paid by the club. You will need no previous expertise and it goes without saying that you will be providing an invaluable service to the club. I have included a list of available courses and links which give you some information on those courses; please let me know if you think that you might be interested and I will let you know how to apply (note that we need to get your application in before the end of this month so we need to move fast)
Field Judge here
Track Judge here
Sunday the first of February saw our juniors competing in the third of the Border League Cross Country series at a drafty Stoke Park in Guildford. In nearly freezing temperatures, we together with our fellow collaborators Waverley Harriers fielded athletes in nearly all the age and gender categories against teams such as the mighty Guildford and Godalming AC who were out in force.
First in for HBAC were U9s Evie Denton and Freya Hampshire neck and neck in the field and finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively; they were ably supported by Eva Payne and Yasmine Gubby for a second place overall. Oscar Gratton was next in for HBAC in the U9 Boys, our lone representative in this category but finishing strongly in 16th position.
Our U11s were represented by Alice Robinson, finishing in 10th place despite the obvious impediment of a nose bleed, together with Joss Harris, Becky Pennant, Isabella Croucher and Olivia Bristow (most of whom were competing as youngsters in their age group), combining to chalk up 9th position. The boys (all from Waverley) went one better finishing in 8th place overall in a race dominated by Aldershot who looked very strong as always.
In the U13s, our lone girl Georgia Denton fought hard for a 47th place and with no representatives in the boys race, it looked like our day was over but we finished the day with a full U15 girls race (thanks to Waverley Harriers) and earned 7th place as well as a representative in the U15 boys.
Special thanks of the day go to Richard our team manager who will be sadly missed when he steps down at the end of the season and Owen from Waverley Harriers who supported Richard on the day. It also goes without saying that without the mums and dads who brought our young athletes there and stood around on that chilly morning deserve their share of the credit for some great results and probably our best turnout in the three years that we have been competing in this league. See you all next month
Our U11s, smiles before and after the race!!
Strong finishing from our U9s
Some of you may have heard that we are hoping to start coaching our Juniors twice a week, with the possible introduction of an over 14s group. To do this, we need help: we need people to take the registers and perform other administration tasks such as manage the waiting list and get the Clubmark file back in order for our next assessment, we need team managers for our weekend fixtures and we need coaches-no previous expertise or experience is needed, all that is required is a sense of humour and a willingness to learn.
Iif you would like to pursue a formal qualification then the club will willingly fund a UKA based coaching course. Please let Paul know if you might be interested in helping out our team in any way
(note that we are also looking for willing Leaders aged 16-18 who would be interested in getting some experience for a sports based qualification, so if there is anyone in your family who might like to get involved in that way then I would love to hear from you)